EPA standard News

  • EPA appoints new head of Independent Clean Air Science Advisory Panel

    EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Samet, an expert on human health effects of air pollutants, as chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). 'Dr. Samet brings tremendous expertise and insight to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee,' said Johnson. 'As a respected scientist, having studied internal medicine and the ...

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Myths and facts about U.S. EPA standards

    WRI experts take closer look at some of the myths, inaccuracies, and misinformation surrounding Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gases. In recent months, the debate over U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations of greenhouse gas emissions took on a heated tone across the country. At the federal level, the Senate voted down several amendments (detailed ...

  • DFW first to utilize new mini Safe Drain

    Summer 2008: Safe Drain Inc. installed 40 mini Safe Drain storm drain containment devices in the baggage handling area at Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). These “mini” Safe Drains were installed specifically to stop deicing fluid but are now able to contain any hazardous material before it gets below ground. Once installed, DFW became 100% compliant with EPA standards ...

  • 85 Percent of Highway Diesel Fuel Meets EPA Standards

      (Washington, D.C.)  New, cleaner diesel fuel is producing cleaner air, according to preliminary surveys and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Surveys of retail stations since mid-October show that about 85 percent of highway diesel fuel meets Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) standards, exceeding the 80 percent regulatory mandate. 100 percent of highway diesel fuel must meet the ...

  • Roadway construction injuries still a huge threat, OSHA awards app winners, Dems push Obama on EPA regs, and more on EHS This Week

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment, health and safety news: Heads up! Road and highway construction zones are still a huge threat to construction worker safety!  Feds pull back from battle on cigarette warnings. Foursome of Dems push Obama on EPA GHG standards, and more. Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA Lowers Ozone Standard

    The EPA has lowered the ozone standard from 75ppb to 70ppb effective in 2018 based on a three year standard. This forces counties across the country to lower their ozone amounts as of January 1, 2016. If counties do not start to lower their ozone levels as of January 2016 they could face not having a low enough average over the three years to be complaint with the new 70ppb regulation. The new ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of 12 D-Con mouse and rat poison products produced by Reckitt Benckiser Inc. because these products fail to comply with current EPA safety standards. Approximately 10,000 children a year are accidentally exposed to mouse and rat baits; EPA has worked cooperatively with companies to ensure that products are both safe to use around ...

  • Sierra Sales Announces The Largest Standard Double Wall Tank Available

    12,500 GALLON DOUBLE WALL TANK - THE LARGEST DOUBLE WALL POLYETHYLENE TANK AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD!! Tank-in-a-tank design provides TOTAL containment protection in one space -saving unit. Double wall construction is completely enclosed so that external matter such as rainwater, snow and debris is prevented from collecting in the outer containment tank making it ideal for outdoor chemical ...

  • EPA and Reckitt Benckiser Inc. Reach Agreement to Cancel Certain Rodenticide Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Inc. to cancel 12 d-CON mouse and rat poison products that do not currently comply with EPA safety standards. “Millions of households use mouse and rat poison products each year. Canceling these products will help prevent risks to children, pets and wildlife,” said Jim Jones, Assistant ...

  • Degreasers to Cut Air Toxics Emissions

    Approximately 50 of the largest degreasing facilities will reduce air toxics emissions under tighter EPA standards that will prevent an additional 1,700 tons of solvent emissions and save the industry more than $1 million per year. Degreasers, also known as the halogenated solvent cleaning industry, use solvents to remove soils such as grease, oils, waxes, carbon deposits and tars from metal, ...

  • Live Webinar (in Spanish): Mercury analysis in complex matrices: challenges and solutions

    Determination of mercury in complex samples is always a challenge for the laboratory analysis. In this webinar, Sandra Mercedes Garcia and Ivan Gilberto Aragon, experts of Khymos, the exclusive dealer of Lumex Instruments in Colombia, will discuss the advantages of atomic absorption spectroscopy with Zeeman background correction (ZAAS) for the analysis of mercury in a variety of samples. This ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • KFC Will Post Acrylamide Warnings in California

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - The KFC Corp., which serves Kentucky Fried Chicken, agreed Tuesday to comply with a 1986 voter-approved initiative requiring companies that expose consumers to harmful substances to provide a 'clear and reasonable warning.' The company agreed to warn California customers that its fried or baked potatoes contain acrylamide, a chemical known to cause cancer. ...

  • EPA Extends Deadline to Submit Comments on Updated Method for Establishing Economic Minor Use

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a pre-publication version of a Federal Register notice to be issued on August 16, 2016, extending the deadline to submit comments on draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PRN) 2016-X from August 15, 2016, to September 14, 2016. A discussion of draft PRN 2016-X, which proposes to update Section 5 of PRN 97-2, and to clarify and update ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Science advisors ignored over new US air quality standards, claims NGO

    In a move that will begin to protect Americans from dangerous smog but fails to make the nation’s air truly safe to breathe for everyone, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new standards for the amount of ground-level ozone (or smog) allowed in the air, according to clean air experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The following is a statement from Senior ...

  • WRI`s Stories to Watch in 2014

    The World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch 2014 on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI President & CEO, will present his insights into the major events that will impact the environment, sustainability and international development in 2014. Stories will likely include: How will proposed U.S. EPA emissions standards ...

  • TODAY: US EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the Full Committee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan at 9:30 a.m. The hearing is entitled “Oversight Hearing: EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants.” WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina ...

  • Environmental groups petition to overturn EPA ozone standard

    Health and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to adopt stronger standards for ground-level ozone proposed by the agency's own scientists. The American Lung Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Appalachian Mountain Club are taking ...

  • TOMORROW: US EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

    WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy WHAT: Hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing: EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants" WHEN: 9:30 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 WHERE: EPW Hearing Room - 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, ...

  • EPA Issues Analysis of Potential Benefits and Costs of Proposed Revisions to Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone

    Washington, D.C. --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its assessment of the potential benefits and costs of meeting the standards in its proposed revisions to the nation's air quality standards for ground-level ozone. EPA has proposed to strengthen the standards, based on the most recent scientific evidence about the health effects of ozone -- the primary component of smog. ...

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